AuthorAnderson, Loretta, 1941-
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractA descriptive study, using a retrospective chart review, investigated the mortality rates for 77 elderly nursing home residents who at the time of the study had been relocated between 10.5 and 13.5 months. Variables identified were age, sex, diagnosis, frequency of acute hospital admissions, nursing home placement, time interval between relocation and date of death, and number of years spent in a nursing home. Findings showed that 31 (40%) of the relocated subjects died within the 13.5 month post-relocation period. Sixteen (52%) of those deaths occurred within six weeks of relocation. Data revealed that mortality increased with age, from 14% for 60 years olds to 73% for those in their nineties. Age was the only variable found to be statistically significant between those who lived or died. The study's findings demonstrated the need for nursing assessment and surveillance of relocated nursing home residents.
Degree ProgramGraduate College